The mayority of Longquan Guan type dishes do have the common Longquan paste, which we do know from the ordinary Longquan Celadon pieces.
This Guan type dish is so rare, because it has an dark grey body which has turned reddish-brown where exposed in the firing. The shape of body of the dish is perfectly potted, and covered with a greenish grey glaze. Guan type Longquan ware, Song Dynasty.
Diameter : 12,6 cm. Condition : The glaze slightly degraded, and to the inside of the dish there is a cir ...click for details
Very nice, well balanced shape. Porcelanous stoneware with a nice Celadon glaze.
Five Dynasties, Yue ware, Yue Yao.
Diameter : 14,9 cm.
Condition : Perfect. Nice glaze and a very nice, high "ping" tone when tapped.
A pair of extremely rare stoneware jarlets. The glaze with a dark olive - brown color with splashes of milky, pale blue tone. Tang Dynasty ( 618 - 907 ).
Probably Dundian kiln, Lushan country ( Lushan ware ). Diameter : 4,7 cm. H : 4 cm.
Condition : One jarlet in perfect condition, the other jarlet chipped to the unglazed base ( which is to see on the last enlargement )
Provenance : Excavated in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Extremely rare, during the past 20 years I never have seen a jarlet of this t ...click for details
A well potted jar, very thinly potted ( which is typical for Ding ware ). Very hard creamy white stoneware body, covered with a thin creamy - transparent glaze. Song Dynasty, Ding ware ( Dingyao ). H : with lid : 9,8 cm ( without lid : 9,2 cm.)
A well potted Longquan ware Lotus bowl with a sea-green Celadon glaze. ( Rare flat shape, nice glaze ) Late southern Song Dynasty ( 13th. century ) Zhejiang ( Longquan ) Diameter 14,3 cm. H : 4,5 cm.
Condition : No chip, fine crackles to the glaze but not in the body. ( Nice " Ping - tone " when tapped. )
The rare shape of this bowl is so to say a forerunner of a shape which was common during the Yuan Dynasty. In his book "Chinese blue and white Porcelain" Duncan Macintosh calls the shape of such a bowl: a "bowl in traditional "shufu" shape."( page 18 ).
White stoneware body, glazed with an pale ivory white, fine crackled glaze.
The unglazed foot with an old owners-mark ( which was common during the Song Dynasty ).
Song - Yuan Dynasty ( 12th to 13th centuries ) Di ...click for details
A rare quite small and lovely, well potted Longquan ware lotus bowl with a pale bluegreen Celadon glaze. Late southern Song Dynasty ( 13th. century ) Zhejiang ( Longquan ) Diameter : 10,6 cm. H : 4,7 cm. Condition : Perfect, nice glaze condition.
Dark grey stoneware body covered with a very nice and glossy, fine Guan - crackled, quite uncommon brownish celadon glaze. Song – Yuan Dynasty ( thirteenth to fourteenth centuries ) Longquan ware, Zhejiang. Diameter : 6,4 cm. H : 6,7 cm. Condition : Perfect.
The body of the bowl is covered with a thick greenish-creamy-grey glaze whose surface appears like old polished marble. The crackles in the glaze are very attractive. Most probably Ming Dynasty, sixteenth century or earlier.
Diameter : 14,6 cm. H : 7,2 cm. Condition : Perfect.
There are traces of an very attractive formerly gilt decoration and connoisseurs will agree that exactly this is it which makes this bowl ( Temmoku ) to an great rarity. Even in Museum collections there are almost no references for such pieces.
Southern Song blackware ( 1200 - 1279 )
Diameter : 11,3 cm. H :6,1 cm.
Condition : The bowl itself and the glaze in absolute perfect condition. The gold of the gilt decoration is lost but the gold-background has remined completely so that the full dec ...click for details